Hinduism

Reorganized Kansas City Interfaith Group Draws Diverse Crowd

November 11, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/13137514.htm

On November 11, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "[Reverend Wallace Hartsfield], a longtime area Baptist minister, looked out from a podium Thursday at the more than 600 people who gathered for the [Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council's] inaugural luncheon at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Represented were American Indian spirituality, Bahai, Buddhism,...

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Update: First Hindu School to Provide Equal Opportunity to Hindu Families

November 10, 2005

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/schools/article325896.ece

On November 10, 2005 The Independent reported, "[T]he first ever Hindu state school in the country... will be built in Harrow, on the north-western fringe of London, which has by far the biggest concentration of Hindus in the United Kingdom. More than 20 per cent of Harrow's population are followers of the religion that has its roots in India. That means that there are 40,000...

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Representative of Nine Religions Attend Baha’i Peace Event in Dar Es Salaam

November 9, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=398

On November 9, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Representatives of nine religious communities offered prayers on the International Day of Peace at a gathering organized by the Baha'i community of Tanzania. 'This is an historic day,' said keynote speaker, United Nations representative Eshila Maravanyika. Ms. Maravanyika expressed her delight at witnessing representatives of the various...

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"The Hindu and the Cowboy" Play Pleases Mixed Crowd in Kansas City Congregation

November 7, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.net/stories/110705/new_110705005.shtml

On November 7, 2005 The Examiner reported, "The impact of religion on everyday life was the theme of a play highlighting the second day of the Community of Christ's 2005 Peace Colloquy. A mixed crowd gathered Saturday in the church's Temple sanctuary to watch 'The Hindu and the Cowboy and Other Kansas City Stories,' a play detailing how religion intertwines with life events and...

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Monumental Hindu Temple Opens in New Delhi, Inaugurated by Muslim, Sikh

November 7, 2005

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-india07.html

On November 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, " India's Muslim president, Sikh prime minister and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined Sunday to open one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance. The Swaminarayan sect that built the temple -- the length of a...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Fire Razes Hindu Temple in Tallahassee

November 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1537767,00050001.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Hindustan Times reported, "A Hindu temple in Florida... was destroyed in a devastating fire amid weeklong celebrations of the Deepawali festival. The Gujarati Samaj temple on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee was razed on early Thursday. It was the only place of worship in Leon County for about 110 families from India. The Deepawali celebrations had...

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Royal Mail Refuses to Withdraw Christmas Stamp that Has Sparked Hindu Outrage

November 1, 2005

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AP

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On November 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Britain’s mail service refused on Tuesday to withdraw one of this year’s Christmas stamps after Hindus claimed the image was insulting to their religion. The Royal Mail said it was not possible to amend or withdraw the 68-pence (US $1.20) stamp, which features a man and a woman with Hindu...

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Sermon: "The Sacred in Images"

November 1, 2005

Source: UUWorld.org

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On November 1, 2005 UUWorld.org released a transcript of a sermon delivered by Harold Babcock, the minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport. "Images have great importance in many religious traditions. To Hindus, darshan is a special way of seeing, translated as 'seeing the divine image.' Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard, writes: 'In the Hindu ritual tradition, darshan refers...

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New Dehli Bombings Cast a Shadow Over New Zealand Diwali Celebrations

October 31, 2005

Source: The New Zealand Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=000D2AFB-B615-1364-A84D83027AF1010F

On October 31, 2005 The New Zealand Herald reported, "Thousands thronged Auckland's Aotea Square as the city put its best hennaed foot forward for the Hindu festival of lights yesterday.

But a shadow fell over Diwali celebrations, after a series of explosions in the Indian capital, New Delhi, left more than...

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